Sanday Soulka 2018


Our first ever November Soulka weekend is on 2nd-4th. This weekend would not be possible was it not for the Sanday Agricultural Association hosting the two major events.


Friday 2nd: 

The Agricultural Association hold the Harvest Home Meal and Dance. Enjoy a two-course meal with speeches, washed down with a dram before dancing the night away to The David Bowen Trio.


Saturday 3rd:

Be sure to visit the various studios and galleries who open their doors before heading to Colligarth Farm for the Agricultural Associations annual stock judging competition. Judge the cattle and sheep & agree with the main visiting judge and you could be heading home with a shiny trophy! Listen to The Belkies whilst the scorecards are being counted.  


Sunday 4th:

Another chance to visit the talented folks in their studios and galleries in the morning before a talk 'Life Before Crofting' by Robin and Penny Calvert from West Langamay.

Then, when darkness falls, head up to Whalgeo in Burness to watch the Parent Council-organised Island Bonfire and Firework Display.


Please check the Clapshot, Coos & Catherine Wheels tab for all information including timings of all events etc.





Soulka..... the meaning :

A word recorded by Jakob Jakobsen, the Faroese scholar who visited Orkney to collect words over a hundred years ago. It is listed in Gregor Lamb’s book ‘Hid kam intae words’, where the meaning is given as ‘the circle of the horizon as far as can be seen’. We have extended this meaning to include our cultural as well as geographical horizon.



The Soulka Man - created by W McArthur






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